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Restore the Windows partition to the Startup Disk list System
If you use NTFS-3G, a known problem with it is that you cannot see your Windows partition in the Start up Disk System Preferences pane. The following will enable you to get your Windows partition back under Start-up disk.

Click on System Preferences » NTFS-3G. Under Volume Options » Mounted NTFS-3G Volumes, select your Windows volume and then check 'Disable NTFS-3G for this volume.' This will enable the Mac's own NTFS utility to mount to your Windows volume and you will see your Windows partition back in your Start-up Disk pane.

It had been bugging me for some time that I was no longer able to start up my machine in Windows by directly selecting it from Start-up Disk, doing the above fixed it. Thought this may help others in the same situation as I was...

[robg adds: On the NTFS-3G site, they list this as a known issue, probably not solvable, and offer workarounds: use the Option key at boot time, or install rEFIt for better control over the boot process.]
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