When executing the Microsoft SQL Server 2005
best practices analyzer, I am getting some reported as follow:
The Outdated system driver [C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe] of System that can cause paging detected.
How can I fix the above-mentioned outdated driver?
Disk sector  alignment of server is not configured optimally. work with their hardware vendor on optimal settings.In order to fix this potential issue, you will have to recreate and reformat the suboptimally aligned partition. "Hard disk sectors are optimally configured to have a starting offset of 64 KB or a multiple of 64 KB. Hard disk sectors were detected that have starting offsets that differ from this configuration. For RAID volumes, which are made of multiple physical spindles, this can adversely affect I/O response time.
And what about the alignment issue on my blade server with RAID 1? At this point, I don't have any idea which Windows patch or hotfix has to be installed to resolve this issue.
I am also getting a large performance impact on the end users and
sqlserv.exe. Windows 2003 has high CPU utilization, as well as especially high disk read and write I/O.
My scheduled job process has always failed. Is there an issue with the either RAID 1 or Windows 2003?