Fix: No Power options available in Windows 11 Start Menu

Most Windows 11 users prefer to shut down or restart their PC from the Start Menu. But, what to do when you click the Power button in the Start Menu, and you see a message saying, “There are currently no power options available.” You can no longer use the restart and shut down options.

In this gearupwindows article, we’ll guide you on fixing such an issue in Windows 11.

How to Grant Permissions to Shut down PC using Local Security Policy?

Quick Note: You’ll need to enable Local Security Policy (secpol.msc) on a Windows 11 Home edition PC. Because the “secpol.msc” is not a part of Windows 11 Home.

To grant permissions to Shut down PC using the Local Security Policy, do the following:-

Step 1. First, press the Windows + R hotkey to bring up the Run command box.

Step 2. Then, type secpol.msc and hit Enter key on the keyboard.

Step 3. When the Local Security Policy window appears on your computer, navigate to the following path:-

Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

Step 4. Double-click the policy Shut down the system.

Step 5. When you’re done, the “Shut down the system Properties” window will open. Switch to the Local Security Settings tab and click the button Add User or Group.

Step 6. On the “Select Users or Groups” window, click the Advanced button.

Step 7. Next, click the Find Now button.

Step 8. Now, it will list down all users and groups available on your Windows 11 PC.

Step 9. Select user account or group or both, and then click the OK button.

Step 10. Click OK.

Step 11. Click Apply.

Step 12. Click OK.

Step 13. Reboot or log off your computer to see the changes.

You can also choose to reset your local security policy settings to default using Command Prompt. For that, open the elevated Command Prompt and type the following texts:-

secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

Then, hit the Enter key on the keyboard.

How to Fix “There are currently no power options available” in Windows 11 Start Menu Power Button?

If the above method does not help you, use the Group Policy method:-

Quick Note: You’ll need to enable gpedit.msc if you use Windows 11 Home edition.

Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. When the Local Group Policy Editor window appears on your PC, navigate to the following path in the left sidebar:-

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar

Step 3. Then, on the right side, double-click the policy “Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate commands.”

Step 4. Select the Not Configured or Disabled option.

Step 5. Click Apply.

Step 6. Click OK.

Step 7. Reboot your computer.

Fix “There are currently no power options available” in Windows 11 Start Menu Power Button using Registry Editor

Using the Windows Registry, you can also fix the missing Power options. Here are the steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. Then, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Step 3. On the right side of the Explorer folder, look for the REG_DWORD NoClose. Right-click on it and select the Delete option.

Step 4. When prompted, click the Yes button.

Step 5. Finally, reboot your computer to apply the changes.

Fix “There are currently no power options available” in Windows 11 Start Menu Power Button through the Power Troubleshooter

If Power commands are still not restored on your Windows 11 Start menu, you can use Microsoft’s built-in Power troubleshooter. Here are the steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Windows Settings using Windows + I keys on the keyboard.

Step 2. Then, select the System category in the left sidebar of Settings.

Step 3. After that, on the right side of System, scroll down a bit and click the Troubleshoot tile.

Step 4. Next, click on Other troubleshooters.

Step 5. Then, scroll down and click the Run button beside the Power option.

That’s it. The Power troubleshooter will automatically fix power-related problems.

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