The next day i booted up and it went to the login screen,typed my password in and a pop up showed" initctl: unable to connect to Upstart" Followed with something like " no syndaemon process found"
I googled it and found that is is somewhat common but with various reasons for it in the first place. I found in Mint forums with someone else who had a similar problem. His way to solve it was to ctl-alt F2 and log in and purge virtualbox guest files,then purge virtualbox itself.
I will not try to quote the code as I am not really qualified,and do not want to cause someone damage to their system. I only want to alert users to my problem in case they have a similar incident.
Long story short I'm back in my beloved 18.1
Edit: I just booted up a second computer with 18.1 and the update from Mint was to remove virtualbox guest and virtualbox. This may be some kind of problem.
Edited by jolphil, 27 March 2018 - 09:18 AM.