System hangs stops at arrow

Im really not too smart with this and not sure if Im in the right place.
When I boot it goes to a black screen with a large arrow curser and thats it…its moveable around a black screen and thats all it does.
This was a working system for over a year?? I dont know what to do? Please help

Welcome to the forum! :vulcan_salute:

Please read the following posts… :arrow_down:

You may be able to initiate certain things even in that state … maybe keyboard shortcuts for a launcher or something similar.

If not … then you may make use of TTY … or even chroot using another medium if needed.