Recently my motherboard started displaying the default lighting (cycling rainbow) instead of the static orange color I have as the theme for my system. It happened after I had pressed the power button for 3 seconds to power it down quickly during a weather emergency. After booting back up, it always boots up with the rainbow effect. I have tried re-setting the lights on the motherboard numerous times and through different software (Armoury Crate, Aura Creator, and Corsair's iCUE). Nothing seems to be saving the color permanently to the motherboard so when I boot it doesn't return to default until the software initializes.
The issue is ongoing. I've been trying to get Asus tech support for it, but it seems like it just keeps getting handed off to the next person who tells me they'll hand it off to the next person and nothing so far has been remotely addressed. Been trying to figure out how to fix it, but so far nothing has resolved it. Still boots up with rainbow effect instead of the static orange color I want it to.
Good luck with this, Armoury Crate is a complete mess! All my kit except my G.Skill RAM is ASUS ROG and 75% of the time my ROG Gladius III mouse has its Aura sync unchecked on boot up, that's if it even shows in the component list. Finding I now have to restart the Lighting Service and also the Armoury Crate Service to get this to work again. Until the next boot. This is on a ROG Strix Z590-E and Win11.