Problem with shutting down

Hello, I am having a problem with my computer shutting down. Whenever I try to shut down, everything goes normally until the part where the computer components stop receiving power. All the fans keep humming along and the lights stay lit, and never shut down unless I hold the power button for 5 seconds or so. My monitor shuts down after going through the displays that are normally shown in the shut down process.

I tried disabling all startup processes, thinking that something was causing a hang, but the problem persisted.

I recently installed new components: a CPU, CPU heatsink, and video cards.

I appreciate any help that anyone can provide.
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  1. Check in your power management in BIOS, all the settings.
  2. I apologize, but I was unable to find anything in BIOS about the power settings. I am not very familiar with BIOS.

    Thank you for your reply!
  3. Anybody have any guesses? A shot in the dark is better than nothing :)
  4. Usually BIOS menu is explained in the motherboard manual!
  5. Usually there are a number of setting in the BIOS like "Wake on _____". Wake on PME, Wake on LAN, Wake on about 6 other things. Make sure they're all disabled. They all tell the computer to power back on when it receives some external cue, which in the above cases is probably happening constantly.
  6. Hi all, I discovered the settings in BIOS that were suggested. They were all disabled. The problem persists. Thank you for your attention thus far, I appreciate the help.
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