There are lots of cases where Sound Blaster z not working (no sound) after Windows 10 updates especially creators update. The new driver installed via updates actually just cheated your system to detect it has the right audio driver, that is why the green audio bar respond (moving) when you play any audio file but no sound comes out.
-If you need download link for the drivers read at the end of the post.
2-On the left panel, Click “Choose what the power buttons do”
3-Click “Change settings that are currently unavailable.
4- ” Under “Shutdown settings” disable “Turn on fast startup”.
Custom Driver Installation (Using Different Version)
All drivers (form previous to latest) available on Creative website here:
Which drivers should I choose?
It depends on your computer and system, so the stable drivers might be difference form one computer to another. The most common driver reported work is release date 24 Jun 2016. However the latest drivers could be the solution for your problem.
There are one main important thing during the installation. Choose custom install and just select Driver and control panel to install.
Hope this could help =)