Re: HOW TO REINSTALL WINDOWS SERVER 2003 OS TO POWEREDGE T31
The biggest issue with installing 2003 is that it doesn't have native SAS drivers. You must manually install drivers, and it will only accept drivers from a floppy. You will either need to slipstream your controller drivers or use some type of floppy emulation to load the driver. I checked the T310 support page and I didn't see the F6 utility listed. You may be able to find it on the support page of an older system. The F6 utility allows you to format a USB drive to emulate a floppy.
The best and easiest option would be to use the Systems Build and Update Utility. It is an image that you can boot from to prepare the disk for OS installation. It should pre-load the necessary drivers. After it has prepared the disk it will prompt you to insert the OS installation disc. You can find the SBUU under the systems management category on the support page.
Dell EMC, Enterprise Engineer