Encountering a snag in what is typically a seamless operation can be disconcerting, especially when it’s as fundamental as the power options in your computer’s Start Menu. Imagine the surprise and inconvenience of aiming to shut down or restart your PC, only to be met with the baffling message: “There are currently no power options available.” It’s a scenario no user wants to face, but occasional glitches can arise, even in the sophisticated environment of Windows 11. Whether it’s due to system updates, user profile discrepancies, or other underlying causes, it’s essential to know that there are fixes at hand. In this risewindows guide, we’ll systematically walk you through a series of solutions to restore the power options in your Windows 11 Start Menu, ensuring you regain control and functionality of your system’s power management.
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 the Windows 11 Home edition.
To grant permissions to Shut down the PC using the Local Security Policy, do the following:-
Step 1. Start by pressing the Windows + R hot keys to open the Run command box.
Step 2. After that, type secpol.msc and press Enter key from the keyboard.
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 Shut down the system.
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 Add User or Group.
Step 6. Next, click on the Advanced button from the “Select User or Group” window.
Step 7. Click on the Find Now button.
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 OK button.
Step 10. Click on OK.
Step 11. Then, click on Apply.
Step 12. After that, click on OK.
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
Press Enter from the keyboard.
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 Not Configured or Disabled option.
Step 5. Click on the Apply button.
Step 6. After that, click on the OK button.
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 Delete option by right-clicking on it.
Step 4. When prompted, click the Yes button.
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 Windows + I keys from the keyboard.
Step 2. Then, select the System category from the left sidebar of the Settings.
Step 3. After that, from the System’s right side, we need to scroll down a bit and click on the Troubleshoot tile.
Step 4. Then, click on Other troubleshooters.
Step 5. Next, we need to scroll down and click on the Run button beside the Power option.
The Power troubleshooter will automatically fix power-related problems.
The absence of power options in the Windows Start Menu can certainly be perplexing and frustrating for users. But as seen above, there are multiple avenues to tackle this problem. Whether it’s through the Local Security Policy, Group Policy, the Windows Registry, or even the built-in Power Troubleshooter, there’s likely a solution that fits the exact nature of the issue you’re facing. It’s always advisable to take precautions while making changes, particularly when it comes to the Windows Registry. Backing up data or creating system restore points can be a prudent measure. With this guide, you’re well-equipped to restore the vital power options in your Windows 11 Start Menu, ensuring smoother and hassle-free operations.