Hello, I am sure many of you have had issues at one time or another with Asus Aura. My issues with Aura are that the led light on my Z370-E Mainboard will not light up and/or sync (also happens with RGB headers). Sometimes my Gskill Ram will not sync. (All of this pertains to Windows 10 1909 OS build 18363.592 and Armoury Crate 184.108.40.206)
One thing that fixes the issues is a complete reinstall of the OS, obviously not a great solution. So I started work and making notes on everywhere that the Asus software hides, including the registry.
I am posting this information in the hope that others can help me find the remaining spots that are eluding me. The information below fixed all of my issues except for the gskill ram not being discovered or syncing.
I have to say I am disappointed In Asus as there uninstall leaves way too many traces behind and there needs to be quite a bit of work done on the hardware detection side. I should not have to hunt through the registry to fix detection issues.
These notes are incomplete and are a work in progress.
Always, Always backup the registry before making changes. System image would be wise as it is easy to bork your system if you are not careful.
Thx to darkspr1te
post at https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?114773-Armoury-Crate-not-recognizing-devices-and-unable-to-control-RGB
for getting me started on Armoury architecture.
Removal NOTES: Apps & features uninstall order:
Aura Service (you might have to tell it where setup files are, search for AuraServiceSetup.exe)
ASUS Framework Service
ARMOURY CRATE Lite Service
ROG Live Service
Patriot Viper RGB? not important for me as I have GSkil ram (might be important, not sure)
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS
Aac Hal Drivers:
AacHal_ENE_DRAM_RGB_6K7742.exe Gskil aura ram driver
Persisting Processes after uninstall
Asus Com Service (32bit)
Other Reg Keys and how to find them:
go to C:\ProgramData\ASUS\DeviceHalDetect\devicehaldetect.xml and open file
grab the guid for each detected piece of hardware listed and do a search in the registry for it.
Sample devicehaldetect.xml file: 0x10000ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMINGE7C8DA76-C9B9-4297-8681-DD878330AFE710