Use the Local Group Policy Editor
Windows 10 includes an option to prevent users from using the power options on your computer. If you or someone else turns on this option, you won’t be able to see the power option in the Start menu.
Fortunately, changing the value in the local group policy editor can solve this problem:
- Press the Windows key + R at the same time to open the Run box.
- Type gpedit.msc in the box and press Enter.
- On the Local Group Policy Editor screen, navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar from the left sidebar.
- On the right, find the entry that says Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate commands and double-click it.
- In the entry window, select the Disabled option at the top.
- Click Apply followed by OK at the bottom to save your changes.
- Restart your PC.
Edit the Windows Registry
If you are using Windows 10 Home Edition, you will not have access to the Local Group Policy Editor. If so, use the registry editor to turn off the option to hide power options.
- Press the Windows key + R simultaneously to open the Run box.
- Type regedit in the Run box and press Enter.
- On the Registry Editor screen, navigate to the following path:
- On the right pane, double-click the NoClose entry.
- Set NoClose’s Value data to 0 (zero) and click OK.
- Restart your computer.
Restore the Default Power Plan
One possible cause of the ” There Are Currently No Power Options Available ” problem is that the power plan is configured incorrectly. If you or someone else has edited your computer’s power plans, please reset these plans to their default settings to see if that solves the problem.
Energy plans can be reset easily, and you can reconfigure them on your PC at any time:
- Open the Start menu, search for Command Prompt, and click Run as administrator.
- Select Yes in the User Account Control prompt.
- In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter:
- Your power plans should now be reset.
Use the Power Troubleshooter
Windows 10 has many troubleshooting, one of which is power troubleshooting. It can be used to find and fix problems related to the power options on the PC. The troubleshooter does not require much interaction from the user side. Basically, all you have to do is to run the tool and let it do what it needs to do.
To run this troubleshooter:
- Press Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
- Select Update & Security on the Settings window.
- From the left sidebar, choose Troubleshoot.
- Click Additional troubleshooters on the right.
- Scroll down the troubleshooter list to Power. Then, click Power.
- Click Run the troubleshooter.
- Wait for the troubleshooter to find and fix your power issues.
Fix the Corrupt Files
Corrupted files are usually the cause of many problems with Windows 10 PCs, including power problems. There are many reasons for file corruption, including virus infection on the PC.
The good news is that your PC comes with a tool that can help you find and repair any damaged files in the storage. This is actually the command you run from the command prompt to repair the damaged file.
How to use this command:
- Launch the Start menu, search for Command Prompt, and click Run as administrator.
- Select Yes in the User Account Control prompt.
- On the Command Prompt window, type the following command and hit Enter:
- Wait for the command to find and fix your corrupt files.
Use System Restore
You can use System Restore in Windows 10 to restore your computer to an earlier state. This option allows you to reset your PC to a state where you have not encountered the ” There Are Currently No Power Options Available ” issue.
System Restore is quick and easy to use, because basically you only need to choose a restore point.
- Access the Start menu, search for Create a restore point, and click it in the search results.
- Click the System Restore button on the following screen.
- Hit Next on the first screen of the System Restore wizard.
- Select the most recent restore point in the list, and then click Next at the bottom.
- Click Finish to start restoring your Windows 10 PC.
Reset the PC
If the power option is still missing from the start menu, you may need to reset your computer. Resetting your PC will usually reset all settings to their default values.
When the reset starts, Windows 10 will ask you if you want to delete or keep the files. You can choose any option you want.
To start the reset process:
- Open the Windows 10 Settings app by pressing Windows key + I at the same time.
- In Settings, click the Update & Security option at the bottom.
- Select Recovery from the sidebar on the left.
- On the right pane, click Get started under the Reset this PC section.
- Select Keep my files if you’d like to preserve your files, or click Remove everything to delete all your files and begin resetting your PC.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to reset your PC.
Get the Missing Power Options Back in Windows 10
There are many reasons why the PC’s power menu displays ” There Are Currently No Power Options Available ” instead of the actual power options. You can use the above methods to solve this problem and restore the power options to your Start menu.