This has been an ongoing issue, after the software updater installs an update, I am no longer able to login after a restart, it just loads to black then back to a blank blue screen. I don't install anything outside of the builtin package manager. I eventually get in to the desktop after messing around with the recovery mode and the other image in advanced settings, but it's not reliable at all and incredibly frustrating.
I was having this with one of the old Nvidia drivers, and switched to the latest tested one in the menu, no difference.
I reinstalled gdm3 in recovery mode too