Sorry if this is a double post from the other day, but I got an Access Denied error on that one, not sure if anyone actually saw it.
So, After several weeks of research and intense messin' around with my computer, including several windows re-installs. I have discovered that the reason I was unable to install most ASUS software, including AI Suite (ASIO.sys error), LiveDash (Catastrophic Failure error), Aura (could install service, but UI would not open), and others was due to the optional windows add-on "Host Guardian Service" which I must have picked up when I was enabling Hyper-V a few months ago (I tend to get most of the add-ons anyways just to have, I mean who doesn't like extra functionality?). So I recently did a windows reinstall to clean everything up and for the life of me I could not get any of the ASUS programs to install, and when I finally found a workaround, whenever I would open the programs or use any software that might conflict with their functions (lookin' at you over there iCue), instant BSOD. Not BSOD, though, just forced reboot, which I thought was odd. While trying to figure out why my computer would kernel panic and then NOT write a crash dump I came across a registry entry for said guarded host service, in which one of the keys was something like CrashDumpDisabled=True.
YOU! You are the reason my things don't work the way they are supposed to work! I immediately went to the add features window and disabled "Guarded Host," reboot, everything works exactly like it should. Maybe better than it ever has, depending on when I first installed that feature, honestly I can't remember ever NOT having problems with ASUS software. Not sure if this feature was entirely to blame, but disabling it seems to have fixed every problem I had. Granted it's a feature that has something to do with securing server setups, so I probably shouldn't have had it in the first place, but still I'm glad to have FINALLY figured out why these programs never worked on my machine. Then I went on to finally hit 4.0Ghz on my CPU by disabling TPU in the BIOS, but that's a story for another day.
TL;DR: ASUS software got you down? Can't seem to do anything right with it? Installs, uninstalls, running programs, operating fans, lights, etc.? Try disabling "Guarded Host" in the add/remove windows features menu. One click and a reboot fixed everything for me, and I'm willing to bet some of you have the same problems I did.