Host will not boot after installing virtualbox

I installed virtualbox via pacman, then attempted a reboot. The machine went down, but would not come up. It just gets stuck on a black screen just after the “manjaro” boot screen.

I attempted to boot to a Manjaro live USB, and that wouldn’t boot either.

I was able to boot to archiso and mount the drive (nvme) however I’m not sure exactly what to do now to fix my system (other than copying my files to another drive and reinstalling)


A. In BIOS: is KVM enabled
B. /etc/modprobe.d ==> is KVM disabled
KVM is needed for virtual machines (ASUS = SVM)

maybe sudo mkinitcpio -P && sudo update-grub helps???