Ever since I got the soundblaster Z, I've been getting headache after headache.
Every time I turn on my computer the card doesn't get detected by the system and I have to turn off and unplug my computer to get it working again. I tried everything from disabling fast boot, swapping PCI slots a good number of times, resetting the CMOS, wiping and reinstalling the lastest and some older drivers and etc. I might return the card and get something else which is unfortunate since the card is amazing when it works. This card really doesn't like windows 10, or maybe it is an issue with the new AMD Ryzen x370 Platform i'm using, but I see a lot of similar issues around the web.
I heard that the card won't get detected if the boot is too quick. I'm not sure if that is the problem though and I don't think my motherboard or windows has a feature to artificially delay the boot time or force the system to detect every piece of hardware before starting up.
Edit: Any advice is appreciated.