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 Local Security Policy, do the following:-
Step 1. First, press the
Step 2. Then, type
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
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
Step 6. On the “Select Users or Groups” window, click the
Step 7. Next, click the
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
Step 10. Click
Step 11. Click
Step 12. Click
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
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
Step 5. Click
Step 6. Click
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:-
Step 3. On the right side of the Explorer folder, look for the REG_DWORD NoClose. Right-click on it and select the
Step 4. When prompted, click the
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
Step 2. Then, select the
Step 3. After that, on the right-side of System, scroll down a bit and click the
Step 4. Next, click on
Step 5. Then, scroll down and click the
That’s it. The Power troubleshooter will automatically fix power-related problems.