Windows operating systems are prone to errors. Even though Microsoft is trying its best to eliminate bugs and glitches in the operating system, there’s still room for improvement.

It’s common for Windows users to occasionally face problems like driver errors, the start menu not working, BSOD errors, etc. Recently, many users complained about an unusual ‘There are currently no power options available’ error message.

The ‘There are currently no power options available‘ message appears when the user clicks on the Power icon of their Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer. The problem is more evident on Windows 10 but also troubling some Windows 11 users.

Fix ‘There Are Currently No Power Options Available’ Error

When clicking on the Power menu of Windows, instead of finding the options to Shutdown, Restart, Sleep or Hibernate, users see the ‘There are currently no power options available’ message. If the message also appears on your Windows computer, here’s what you need to do to resolve it.

Why ‘There Are Currently No Power Options Available’ Error Appears?

The There Are Currently No Power Options Available error message usually appears for two reasons. First, if you have revoked the access to use the power options, and second if Windows fails to read your current power plan configuration.

Sometimes, the ‘There Are Currently No Power Options Available’ also appears due to corrupted Windows system files. Now that you know the main reasons for the ‘There are Are Currently No Power Options Available’ error, here’s how to resolve it.

1) Configure Power Options in the Local Group Policy Editor

You can use the Local Group Policy Editor to resolve the ‘There Are Currently No Power Options Available’ error message. Here’s what you need to do.

1. First, open Windows search and type in Local Group Policy Editor. Next, open the Local Group Policy Editor from the list.

Local Group Policy Editor

2. On the Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar.

navigate to the path

3. Next, on the right side, find an entry ‘Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate commands‘. Once you find it, double-click on it.

Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate commands

4. On the Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate commands Window, select ‘Disabled‘.

Disabled

5. After making the changes, click on the Apply button and then on Ok.

That’s it! This will enable the Power options on your Windows computer. Make sure to restart your Windows PC after making the changes.

2) Edit Windows Registry to Fix the Power Option error

You can also make a few changes to the Windows Registry to resolve the ‘There are currently no power options available’ error message. Here’s what you need to do.

1. First, click on the Windows search and type in Registry. Next, open the Registry Editor from the list of options.

Registry Editor

2. When the Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

navigate to the following path

3. Next, double-click on the NoClose entry on the right side.

NoClose

4. On the Value data field, enter ‘0‘ and click on the Ok button.

Value data

That’s it! After making the changes restart your computer. This will probably fix the ‘There are currently no power options available’ error message.

3) Fix Corrupted System Files

As mentioned above, corrupted system files also trigger the ‘There are currently no power options available’ error message. Hence, you must also fix corrupted files in your Windows operating system. Here’s what you need to do.

1. Click on the Windows search and type in Command Prompt. Right-click on the CMD and select ‘Run as administrator‘.

Run as administrator

2. When the Command Prompt opens, paste the given command and hit the Enter button.

sfc /scannow

sfc /scannow

3. You need to wait until the command fixes your corrupted system files.

The process may take time to complete as it depends on the number of corrupted files you have. You need to wait patiently until the process completes. And once completed, restart your PC.

4) Restore the Default Power Plan via CMD

This is another best command prompt trick to resolve the ‘There are currently no power options available’ error message. You can use CMD to restore the default power plan. Here’s what you need to do.

1. Click on the Windows search and type in Command Prompt. Right-click on the CMD and select ‘Run as administrator’.

Run as administrator

2. When the Command Prompt opens, paste the given command and hit the Enter button.

powercfg -restoredefaultschemes

Command Prompt

3. This will immediately restore the default power plan.

That’s it! This is how you can use Command Prompt to fix the ‘There are currently no power options available’ error message.

5) Run the Power Troubleshooter

Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 allow you to troubleshoot power option problems. You also have a dedicated power troubleshooter that you can run to resolve various power options errors. Here’s how to run the power troubleshooter on Windows.

1. Open the Settings app and switch to the System tab. On the right side, scroll down and click on Troubleshoot.

Troubleshoot

2. On the Troubleshoot screen, tap on the Other trouble-shooters option.

Other trouble-shooters

3. Now scroll down and find the Power. Click on the Run button beside the Power to run the Power Troubleshooter.

Click on the Run button

4. Now, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.

That’s it! After Power Troubleshooter completes the process, restart your PC to apply the changes. After the restart, you will get back your Power options.

6) Use System Restore Point

System Restore Point

If you are facing power options problems after installing any app or update, you need to roll back to your device’s previous state.

On Windows 10/11, you can roll back to a previous restore point. So, if you have the restore point enabled, you can roll back to the state when the Power options are available.

We have shared a detailed guide on creating a restore point in Windows. If you have a restore point, open Windows search, and type Recovery. Next, open the Recovery app and follow the on-screen instructions to roll back to the previous restore point.

7) Install the Windows Updates

Check for updates

‘There are currently no power options available’ error message may appear due to bugs and glitches. Although Microsoft installs the Windows updates on your device in the background, it’s still recommended to check for the available updates.

It’s possible that ‘There are currently no power options available’ error is appearing due to a bug, which may already have been fixed in the latest version.

So, you need to head to Settings > Windows Update and click on Check for updates on the right side. Windows will automatically check for updates and will install them.

8) Reset Your Windows PC

If everything fails, the last remaining option is to restore your Windows operating system to its default factory settings.

When you reset your Windows PC, all user-made settings will be set to default. It will also reset your power options and power plan configurations.

You get two options when it comes to the system reset. The first lets you keep your files, and the second removes everything.

So, pick your selection carefully while you reset your Windows PC. Alternatively, you can follow our guide – Reset Windows PC.

So, this guide is about how to fix the ‘There are currently no power options available’ error message on the Windows operating system. If you need more help resolving the power options error on Windows, let us know in the comments below.