Fix: “There are currently no power options available” Error on Windows?

There are currently no power options available is an error that directly indicates the power options as the error itself says there are currently no power options available. Many users are encountering this issue and trying so many things, but unfortunately, neither of the solutions is working. Therefore, we have included some solutions and causes directly related to the error message.

There Are Currently No Power Options Available
There Are Currently No Power Options Available

So after detailed research, we have outlined the main causes below. One of the following reasons might be a culprit in your case:-

  • Conflict in Username- If your profile username is selected incorrectly, you may not be able to shut down unless you shut down your computer by holding the power button.
  • Additional Power Options Not Available- Power options is a feature to manage some external and internal electrical components. For Example, GPUs, and CPUs monitor, printers, and display settings. If they are unavailable for some reason, you may encounter the Error: There are currently no power options available.
  • Incorrect Value is selected to Registry File- NoClose is an entry in the registry editor for handling power features. If the wrong value is selected, you will encounter problems when you want to shut down your computer from the user interface.
  • System File Corruption- The issue may occur due to the corruption in the system files. However, corrupted system files can repair easily by executing some commands line in the command prompt.
  • Corrupted User Profile- The user profile can get corrupted due to incorrect modifications in the settings. Although it does not happen often, the chances of a corrupted user profile are high in this case. For that reason, just to ensure, create a new user profile.

1. Use Local Group Policy Editor

The issue can be caused by a disabled feature in Local Group Policy Editor, a tool that contains and saves all the computer’s local settings. So in the Local Group Policy Editor, there is a setting Remove and Prevent Access to the shutdown, which performs various tasks related to login, logout, and shutting down the computer. If the setting is enabled, you will get this error. Therefore, follow the steps to disable it.

Note: Local Group Policy Editor isn’t available on Windows Home editor. However, you can enable in by following the methods in this article, “Enable GPEdit.msc on Windows 10/11 Home.

  1. Press Win + R to launch the Run Program
  2. Type gpedit.msc and click OK

    Open Local Group Policy Editor
    Open Local Group Policy Editor
  3. Go to the following directory and locate Remove and Prevent Access to the shutdown
    Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar
    Navigating to Start Menu and Taskbar Settings
    Navigating to Start Menu and Taskbar Settings
  4. Double click on it and select Disabled
    Disabling Remove and Prevent Access to Shut Down
    Disabling Remove and Prevent Access to Shut Down
  5. Once done, the error should be resolved.

2. Use Windows Power Troubleshooter

As a first solution, you should try running Windows Power Troubleshooter, an inbuilt feature to troubleshoot problems related to power options. Therefore, we recommend utilizing this feature. Below are the steps:-

  1. Right-click on the start menu and click Settings

    Open Settings
    Open Settings
  2. Once the setting is opened, go to Update & Security

    Go to Windows Update Security
    Go to Windows Update Security
  3. Select Troubleshoot from the left pane
  4. Click Additional Troubleshooter

    Navigating to Additional Troubleshooters
    Navigating to Additional Troubleshooters
  5. Scroll down a little bit to see the Power troubleshooter
  6. Select the Power troubleshooter and click on Run The Troubleshooter

    Run Windows Power Troubleshooter
    Run Windows Power Troubleshooter
  7. If it detects the problem, it will automatically fix it.

3. Create Additional Power Options

If the additional power options are unavailable in your case, you will probably face the error message as it refers to the power options. Therefore, we recommend creating additional power options by using a power shell. Power Options is a management tool to handle hardware and peripheral components. So, therefore, create the additional power options by following the below method:-

  1. Press Win + R to launch Run Program
  2. Type powercfg.cpl and click OK

    Go to Power Plan Options
    Go to Power Plan Options
  3. Check what power plan is selected
  4. Now click Start Menu and type Windows PowerShell
  5. Right-click on the PowerShell and click Run As Administrator

    Launch Firewall With Administrator
    Launch Firewall With Administrator
  6. Once it is launched, type the following commands except for the current power plan you checked in step 3.
    Ultimate Performance
    powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61
    High Performance
    powercfg -duplicatescheme 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c
    Balanced
    powercfg -duplicatescheme 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e
    Power saver
    powercfg -duplicatescheme a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a
  7. Once done, press Win + R and type powercfg.cpl then click OK
  8. Change the Power plan according to your preference
  9. Now try to use power options to see if the error persists.

4. Using Registry Editor Policy (Lower Versions)

Another thing you can do is edit the registry file called NoClose, which is a file that manages power options to shut down, sign out, and sleep. The affected users resolved the issue by changing the NoClose value to 0. Before making any changes to the registry editor, create a backup for the future. Below are the steps:-

  1. Press Win + R to launch Run Program
  2. Type Regedit and click OK

    Open Registry Editor
    Open Registry Editor
  3. Navigate to the following path
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  4. Now look for the NoClose entry and double-click it
    Navigating to the Registry Files
    Navigating to the Registry Files
  5. Change its value data to 0, then click OK

    Change its Value Data to 0
    Change its Value Data to 0
  6. Restart your computer and see if the issue is fixed.

5. Utilizing a System Restore Point

You may not need an explanation if you are familiar or have created a restore point before you met the error message. The solution will only work for those who have created a restore point. Those, who have not created, proceed to the next method:-

  1. Click Start Menu and type rstrui

    Go to System Restore Settings
    Go to System Restore Settings
  2. Open Restore Settings and click Next to start
    Click Next
    Click Next
  3. Choose the restore point and click Next

    Select Restore Point to Proceed Next
    Select Restore Point to Proceed Next
  4. Click Finish to start the restore process
    Click Finish
    Click Finish
  5. Once done, check if the error is fixed.

6. Change the Current Power Option Name

If the issue is still there, changing the current power option name may help as it can occur due to the corruption of power schemes. Therefore, to fix this, try changing the name of the power option by following the below steps:-

  1. Click Start Menu and type Command Prompt
  2. Right-click on CMD and select Run As Administrator

    Open Command Prompt with Administrator Privileges
    Open Command Prompt with Administrator Privileges
  3. After that, type the below command to view the power options
    powercfg -l
  4. Select the current power option with the help of ID. To identify the current, there will be a star icon on the right side of the power option
  5. Type powercfg -changename <ID> any customplan
    Note: Make sure to write according to the note.

    Changing Power Plan Name
    Changing Power Plan Name
  6. Once done, hit enter and see if the issue is fixed.

7. Restore Power Options

The issue can be caused by incorrect power options settings that can lead you to this issue. You can reset all settings related to the power options by implementing the command in the terminal.

  1. Press Win + R to open Run Program
  2. Type cmd and click OK
    Launch CMD
  3. Copy and paste the following command and hit Enter
    type powercfg –restoredefaultschemes

    Changing Power Plan to Default
    Changing Power Plan to Default
  4. Once done, check if the issue persists.

8. Run DISM And System File Checker

Another solution could be repairing system files as it might be a culprit in your case. If nothing works, repairing the corrupted files may help. According to the Microsoft moderator, corrupted files can trigger this issue. Therefore, give it a try and run SFC, which stands for System File Checker, used to repair the DDL and system files. On the other hand, DISM stands for Deployment Image Servicing and Management, which contains three commands for scanning, repairing, and restoring Windows images. Below are the steps:-

  1. Click Start Menu and search Command Prompt
  2. Right-click on the command prompt and select Run As Administrator

    Run Command Prompt with Administrator
    Run Command Prompt with Administrator
  3. Now copy and paste the following command and hit enter after each command
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    run sfc /scannow
    Running DISM and SFC
    Running DISM and SFC
  4. Once done, check if the issue is fixed.

9. Create a New User Account

As we mentioned in the causes that the corrupt user profile could be the leading cause. So if neither of the solutions has worked, try creating a new user account and see if it fixes. If the solution worked, just transfer all the data into the new user account. Below are the steps:-

  1. Go to Settings. For that, right-click the Start Menu and click Settings

    Navigating to Windows Settings
    Navigating to Windows Settings
  2. Go to Accounts and click Family and Other Users from the left pane
    Note: If you want to create a local account, disconnect the ethernet from the PC
  3. Click on Add Someone Else to This PC

    Adding a Local Account
    Adding a Local Account
  4. Enter the username with the Password
  5. Then, click Next to create
    Enter Username and Password
    Enter Username and Password
  6. Once done, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to sign out
  7. Then, sign in to the newly created local account and see if the issue is fixed.
Kevin Arrows
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