When Windows 10 launched its creator mode update, many users faced many issues with it. A lot of users advised others to not download the update as it was riddled with bugs at the time. One of the most annoying was the missing power options from the start menu. Users would get really annoyed when they would see the dreaded “There are currently no power options available” message on their desktop. For some users who had upgraded their operating system, this meant that there were no Shutdown, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate options in the Power Options menu. Instead, the Start menu only offered the option to log out. And that wasn’t really helping with anything. Most people found a way to shut their system down or reboot it through CMD or the task manager (Ctrl + Alt + Del). However, if you are facing the same issue, we have got the solutions for you. After reading this post, you should be able to fix this issue in a jiffy. Let’s get started.
There Are Currently No Power Options Available: What To Do To Fix It?
Windows 10 comes equipped with a feature that stops other users from accessing your system’s power options. Enabling this option (even accidentally) is usually a common reason why you see the “There are currently no power options available” message. Here are the different solutions to this annoying issue.
Solution 1: run a series of scans in the Command Prompt
- Go to Start> type cmd> launch Command Prompt as Admin
- Type the following commands and hit Enter after each one:
- sfc / scannow
- powercfg -restoredefaultschemes
- DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth
Solution 2 – Adjust the Registry
If there are still no power options in the Start menu, you can take the following troubleshooting steps:
- Open Group Policy Editor by typing gpedit.msc in Search and clicking Enter.
- Go to the following settings and double click on them to open the configuration box: User Configuration> Administrative Templates> Start Menu and Taskbar
- Select “Not configured” or “Disabled” and click Apply.
- Exit after completing the steps above.
However, if you are using Windows 10 Home, the Group Policy Editor is not available. But you can run regedit to open Registry Editor and go to the following registry key:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ NMicrosoftWindows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer
- Make sure there is a value called NoClose with a value of 0.
- Restart your PC and check if the Power Options are back.
Solution 3 – Reset the PC to factory settings
Lastly, if none of the above steps have worked for you, we can only suggest that you factory reset your PC. We are aware that this will cost you some time as you will have to reconfigure settings and reinstall applications from scratch. However, this might be your only option, as the error is quite critical.
If you are not sure how to factory reset your PC, please follow the steps below:
- Press Windows key + I.
- Select Update & Security.
- Open Recovery from the left panel.
- Expand Reset this PC option and run it.
- Choose to save your files and continue with the process.