Most of us prefer to shut down or restart our PC from the Start Menu. What to do when you click on the Power button from the Start Menu, and you get a message saying that “There are currently no power options available.” We can no longer use the restart and shut-down options.
We will show how you can fix such issues on Windows 11 in this risewindows article.
How to Grant Permissions to Shut down PC using Local Security Policy?
Note: We must enable Local Security Policy (secpol.msc) on a Windows 11 Home edition. Because the “secpol.msc” is not part of Windows 11 Home edition.
To grant permissions to Shut down the PC using the Local Security Policy, do the following:-
Step 1. Start with pressing the
Step 2. After that, type
Step 3. Now, navigate the following path when the Local Security Policy window appears on your Windows 11 computer.
Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment
Step 4. Double-click on the policy
Step 5. The “Shut down the system properties” window will open when we complete the above steps. Go to the “Local Security Settings” tab and press the button
Step 6. Next, click on the
Step 7. Click on the
Step 8. After that, it will list all the users and groups available on your Windows 11 PC.
Step 9. After selecting the user account or group, click on the
Step 10. Click on
Step 11. Then, click on
Step 12. After that, click on
Step 13. We need to reboot or restart to see the Windows 11 computer changes.
Choose to reset your local security policy settings to default using Command Prompt. Open the Command Prompt as administrative privileges and type the following texts:-
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose
How to Fix “There are currently no power options available” in the Windows 11 Start Menu Power Button?
You can also use the Group Policy method if the above process does not work for you:-
Step 1. Now, open the Local Group Policy Editor.
Note: If you use Windows 11 Home edition, you will need to enable gpedit.msc.
Step 2. When the Local Group Policy Editor appears on your window, go to the below-mentioned path:-
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar
Step 3. After that, on the right side, double-click the policy “Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate commands.”
Step 4. Then, select the
Step 5. Click on the
Step 6. After that, click on the
Step 7. Lastly, reboot your computer.
How to Fix “There are currently no power options available” in the Windows 11 Start Menu Power Button using Registry Editor?
We can also fix the missing Power option using the Windows Registry. Follow the below-given steps:-
Step 1. We need to open the Registry Editor first.
Step 2. Next, go to the following key in the left sidebar of the Registry Editor:-
Step 3. Look for the REG_DWORD NoClose on the right side of the Explorer folder. Now, select the
Step 4. When prompted, click the
Step 5. Now, reboot your computer to apply the changes.
How to Fix “There are currently no power options available” in the Windows 11 Start Menu Power Button using Power Troubleshooter?
We can also take the help of Microsft’s built-in Power troubleshooter if Power commands are still not restored on our Windows 11 Start Menu. Follow the below-given steps:-
Step 1. Now, we need to open the Windows Settings using the
Step 2. Then, select the
Step 3. After that, from the System’s right side, we need to scroll down a bit and click on the
Step 4. Then, click on the
Step 5. Next, we need to scroll down and click on the
The Power troubleshooter will automatically fix power-related problems.
Thanks for reading.