Do you get a “There are currently no power options available” message when you click the power icon on your Windows 10 PC? Chances are you’ve been revoked access to use the power options on your computer.
There are other reasons, too, as to why this problem occurs. For example, it's possible your current power plan has issues with its configuration. Or, a corrupt Windows system file is causing the power options to go missing.
Luckily, you can fix this issue using multiple methods on your computer.
Windows 10 comes with an option that you can use to prevent users from using the power options on your computer. If you or someone else has enabled this option, this is the reason you’re unable to see any power options in the Start menu.
Luckily, you can fix the issue by changing a value in the Local Group Policy Editor:
If you use the Home edition of Windows 10, you don’t have access to the Local Group Policy Editor. In this case, use the Registry Editor to disable the option that hides power options.MAKEUSEOF VIDEO OF THE DAY
A possible cause of the “There are currently no power options available” issue is a misconfigured power plan. If you or someone else has edited your computer’s power plans, restore those plans to their default settings and see if that fixes your problem.
It’s easy to reset power plans, and you can always re-configure them on your PC:
Windows 10 has many troubleshooters, one of which is a power troubleshooter. With this, you can find and fix issues related to power options on your PC. The troubleshooter doesn’t require much interaction from the user side. All you basically need to do is run the tool and let it do what it needs to do.
To run this troubleshooter:
Corrupt files are often the reason for many issues on your Windows 10 PC, including power issues. There are various reasons files can go corrupt, including a virus infection on your PC.
The good news is that your PC comes with a tool to find and fix all corrupt files on your storage. This is actually a command that you run from Command Prompt to fix corrupt files.
To use this command:
System Restore in Windows 10 allows you to go back to a previous condition of your machine. With this option, you can roll your PC back to the condition when you didn’t have the “There are currently no power options available” issue.
Related: System Restore Not Working? Fixes for Windows 7 and 10
It’s quick and easy to use System Restore, as all you basically need to do is choose a restore point, and you’re good to go.
If the power options are still missing from your Start menu, you might need to reset your PC. Resetting your PC basically resets all the setting values to their defaults.
When you begin the reset process, Windows 10 asks if you’d like to remove or keep your files. You can choose any option that you prefer.
To start the reset process:
There are several reasons your PC’s power menu shows “There are currently no power options available” instead of the actual power options. With the methods outlined above, you can resolve this issue and restore the power options to your Start menu.Missing High Performance Power Plan on Windows? Here's the Fix Read NextShareTweetShareEmail Related TopicsAbout The AuthorMahesh Makvana(307 Articles Published)
Mahesh is a tech writer at MakeUseOf. He's been writing tech how-to guides for about 8 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to teach people how they can get the most out of their devices.MoreFrom Mahesh Makvana
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