While I do not have an IR blaster equipped on the DH77EB board I'm using, I did install the Nuvoton driver to get rid of a driver not loaded exclamation mark in Device Manager. I found that even if the CIR option is disabled in BIOS, a Consumer IR Device will still show up under System Devices:
I tried enabling CIR in BIOS to see what changes, if any, would occur in Device Manager. I found two new entries were added to the Human Interfaces Devices group a MS eHome Infrared Transmitter and the Nuvoton CIR W836x7HG Device Driver:
The only thing that I could think of that might interfere with the driver being able to load is having the parallel port enabled. There's a note about this in the BIOS warning that CIR won't work if the parallel port is left enabled.
Thanks! Going in to BIOS, turning off parallel port and CIR on, made the driver installation work. Haven't tried using a remote yet, but I will try tomorrow. I'm so happy right now, all this work and it turned out to be something as easy as just enabling the CIR in BIOS.
Thank you very much;)