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Finally found out why my laptop was randomly crashing/misbehaving/etc, turns out that (a) webcam had an apparent intermittent fault causing BSODs on recovering from Sleep, and (b) the 4GB 2*2GB DDR3-1066 was damaged and apparently overheating causing (c) the BIOS to switch from AHCI to IDE mode resulting in OS corruption.
Removed webcam and a lot of the problems went away, changed RAM and this fixed the rest.
Now Itunes runs stably without crashing, Firefox also doesn't crash any more with lots of windows open.
The really strange thing is I just had the exact same fail on my 5230, webcam causing BSOD on recover from Sleep yet it works fine when removed.
Is it possible that my proximity is breaking the machines somehow because this can't just be coincidence.
Both cameras made by Chicony if this helps and contained similar 512Mbit memory 8 pin SSOP.
A similar problem ie AHCI to IDE switch also occurred on a desktop near where I work and this machine also uses DDR3 yet it has been working perfectly until then.
CMOS battery checked out fine, no-one seems to have been fiddling with it.
I also had an HP spectrum analyzer break at 'Uni once, displayed all the symptoms of a failed main IC which at the time would have been an expensive (£300+) repair requiring days of downtime.
Upon going off for my lunch it upon reboot recovered just fine and never did it again (!)
Reading up about the "Pauli Effect" makes me wonder about a possible paranormal connection, but surely there has to be a rational explanation right?