HELP !!! ubuntu flashing at bootup "started update utmp about system runlevel"

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I have a problem. I have ubuntu installed on vmware workstation 15 and All of a sudden it won't boot. Gets to a point where it it says "started update utmp about system runlevel" and screen keeps flashing black

Any suggestions
 


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Code:
apt-get -f install
 
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Code:
apt-get -f install
Alkion, When I tried that I get the following error. Reading state information... Error!
E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/extended_states (1)
 

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see if it goes:
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apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
 
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see if it goes:
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apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
Still no good. Just to confirm I am doing this from recovery mode.
last line = E: Invalid operation dist
 

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Something is wrong with the repositories you changed something about them, what version of ubuntu?
see what else pops up:
Code:
apt upgrade
apt-get upgrade
 
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