Are you seeing the “There is currently no power options available” message while trying to use the power button on your Windows system? The power options on a Windows device depend upon so many components. If your system file is corrupted or there is a single misplaced value in the Registry Editor, this error message can be the fallout. But, don’t worry. Depending upon which type of Windows machine you are using, there are multiple fixes that you can enact to fix the problem.
Fix 1 – Modify the registry
Follow these steps one by one and fix the Power options problem quickly.
1. Type “regedit” after tapping the Windows key from your keyboard.
2. Then, click on “Registry Editor” to open it up.
NOTE – Before making any changes to the Registry Editor page, take a quick backup of the existing registry keys and proceed to the leading solutions.
a. To do that, click “File” on the menu bar and tap the “Export” option.
b. Give this backup item a name and save it on your computer.
3. Reach this position along the left-hand pane –
4. Once you are there, search for the “NoClose” value on the right-hand pane. f
5. If you can’t find it there, right-click on the space and tap “New>” and tap “DWORD (32-bit) Value” to create a new value.
6. After that, name this value “NoClose“.
7. Then, double-tap the value to adjust it manually.
8. Next, set the value to “0” and hit Enter to save the changes.
After modifying this value, close the Registry Editor. Then, restart your computer manually (use the Power button).
Restarting the system allows it to adjust to this change. After restarting the system, test whether you can shut down or restart the device directly or not.
Fix 2 – Rename the power plan
Some users have fixed the problem just by renaming the power plan.
1. Press the Windows key from your keyboard. Then, type “cmd“.
2. Then, right-tap the “Command Prompt” in the search results and tap “Run as administrator“.
3. Now, copy-paste this code and hit Enter to view the list of power options available on your system.
4. Next, check the full list of power options. Check which power options have a * mark with its name. Copy that “Power Scheme GUID” from the terminal.
5. Finally, modify this code with the GUID you have copied and press Enter to rename the plan.
powercfg -changename ID NewCustomPlan
Example – In our computer, the ID is –
So, the command is –
powercfg -changename a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a NewCustomPlan
Close the terminal. Now, try to shut down the device.
Fix 3 – Restore the power options
If the present power options are corrupted due to any reason, you can reset it to the default settings.
1. At first, right-tap the Windows icon on your taskbar and tap “Run“.
2. Then, write this in the box and “OK” to open the CMD terminal.
3. Now, just copy-paste this code into the terminal and hit Enter.
Once you have restored the default Power options. Close the terminal and retry shutting down the system normally.
Fix 4 – Using the Local Group Policy Editor
If you are a Windows Pro edition user, you can use the gpedit tool to edit the policy settings that can prevent shutdown, restart sleep and hibernate commands.
NOTE – If you are using an office/institutional device, fetch approval from the IT administrator before you make any changes in the Group Policy settings.
1. At first, press the Win key and the R keys together.
2. Then, type this into the Run box and hit Enter.
3. Once you reach the Local Group Policy Editor page, go to this place –
Use Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar
4. After reaching that location, look for the “Remove and Prevent Access to the shutdown” policy.
5. Now, double-tap that policy to change settings.
6. Set this policy setting to “Disabled“.
7. After that, click “Apply” and “OK” to save the policy changes.
Once it is saved, close the Local Group Policy. Usually, group policies take effect immediately. So, try to use the Shutdown button from the Start menu. This should help you resolve the problem.
Fix 5 – Add a new user to the Shutdown policy list
Maybe your current account doesn’t have the access to shut down the system.
1. At first, press the Windows key+R keys together at once.
2. Then, write down this in the Run box and hit Enter.
3. This opens up the Local Security Policy page on your computer. Now, go to this point on the left-hand pane.
Security Settings > Local Policies > Users Rights Assignment
4. Now, on the right-hand pane, double-tap the “Shut down the system” policy to edit it.
5. Go to the “Local Security Setting” tab.
6. Then, tap “Add User or Group…” to add your account group.
7. Now, click on “Advanced“.
8. Next, click the “Find now” option.
9. choose your account name from the list of available accounts and select your current user name (the account which you are using right now).
10. Then, click on “OK“.
11. Again, click “OK” to add it.
12. Once you have added this account, finally tap “Apply” and “OK” to save the changes.
After this, close the Local Security Policy settings.
Fix 6 – Rebuild new power plans
You can add new duplicate power plans on your computer and use them as well.
Step 1 – Check the power plans
Check which power plan your current system is using.
1. At first, press the Win key+R keys together.
2. Then, type this in the Run terminal and hit Enter.
3. Check which power plan currently your system has.
Our computer is using the High Performance.
Close the Control Panel window afterward.
Step 2 – Run these codes
1. At first, click the Windows icon and type “powershell” in the search box.
2. Then, right-tap the “Windows PowerShell” and tap “Run as administrator“.
3. Now, paste these commands associated with the power plan except the one which is your system is currently using.
[Example – If your system is currently using the High Performace power plan, you have to paste the codes for Ultimate Performace, Balanced, and Power saver plans.
powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61
powercfg -duplicatescheme 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c
powercfg -duplicatescheme 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e
powercfg -duplicatescheme a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a
After executing all these codes, close the Command Prompt.
Step 3 – Choose a power plan
Now, you have to choose a new power plan.
1. Again open the Run box by pressing the Win key+R keys together.
2. Then, paste this code there and hit Enter.
3. Now, just choose a new power plan from the list.
Minimize the screen and try to shut down the system using the Start menu.
This should fix your problem.
Fix 7 – Use the Power troubleshooter
You can use the Power troubleshooter to identify and fix the power issues.
1. Hit the Windows key+I combinations. It will open Settings.
2. Then, tap on “System“.
3. On the right-hand pane, click “Troubleshoot” to access it.
3. Now, on the same side of the screen, click “Other troubleshooters“.
4. Next, click on “Power“.
5. Then, tap “Run” to run the troubleshooter.
Now, wait for Windows to run the troubleshooter, identify the issue and fix it automatically.
This should help you resolve the problem.
Alternative Tip –
You can create a new user account on your system. This way, Windows creates a new power profile for the new account. Even a guest account (not linked to Microsoft) will work.