Windows 10 is a very well thought out OS and is generally bug-free. However, just like every other piece of software, it also runs into random bugs from time to time.
In this article, we’re taking a look at what causes the ‘There are currently no power options available’ issue and how to fix it in Windows 10.
What causes the error?
There are a number of reasons that might trigger this error. The most popular ones are as follows.
- A glitch in the power options menu: A glitch in the power options menu, most likely caused by a Windows Update, can cause this error.
- Corrupted files: The error message can also be triggered by corrupted files data lingering around on your system,
- Incorrect permission assignments: Another reason you might be seeing this error is that you’re be facing a user rights assignment issue on your machine.
- Corrupt registry key: The NoClose registry key is known to trigger this issue as well. Disabling it often solves the problem.
6 ways to fix ‘There are currently no power options available’ issue
Here are a few fixes you can try out.
Run the Windows Power Troubleshooter
Windows 10 has a series of excellent troubleshooters that can resolve just about anything.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Troubleshooter. Click the corresponding search results.
Step 2: Click Additional Troubleshooters.
Step 3: Find and run the power troubleshooter.
Wait for the troubleshooter to finish and fix the issues.
Also read: How to turn off auto-lock in Windows 10?
Use the Command Prompt
Using an elevated Command Prompt, you can bring back your power menu with the help of a few simple commands.
Step 1: Press Windows key + X and click on Command Prompt (Admin).
Step 2: Type the following command and press enter.
Restart your computer and check if your issue is resolved. If not, proceed to the next step.
Step 3: Type the following command and press enter.
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose
Restart your PC and try again.
Running tools such as DISM and SFC can easily fix any corrupt files or folders on your Windows machine. While we’ve already covered how to repair your Windows using DISM, here’s how to run SFC.
Step 1: Press Windows Key + X and click on Command Prompt (Admin) to run the Command Prompt with admin privileges.
Step 2: Type sfc /scannow to run a system scan.
Use the Local Security Policy tool
Another rather common reason for this problem is inconsistencies in your username. Modifying the User Rights Assignment policy to reflect the correct username can help resolve this. Do keep in mind, though, that the Local Security Policy tool that’ll be used to fix this problem is only available in Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 10.
Modifying the registry
Disabling the NoClose registry key can also help resolve the issue. Here’s how.
Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open the Run prompt. Type regedit and press enter.
Step 2; Navigate to the following directory.
If you don’t find the registry key, move on to the next method.
Step 3: Double-click the NoClose key and change its value to 0.
Restoring your System
Lastly, if nothing else works, try restoring your system back to a point where it worked fine.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Reset this PC. Launch the Recovery setting from the search results.
Step 2: Click on Open System Restore.
Step 3: Select the recommended restore point and click the Next button to proceed.
Also read: How to fix ‘DISM error 87’ on Windows 10?
Someone who writes/edits/shoots/hosts all things tech and when he’s not, streams himself racing virtual cars. You can reach out to Yadullah at [email protected], or follow him on Instagram or Twitter.