Monitors the state of this virtual machine by reporting a heartbeat at regular intervals. This service helps you identify running virtual machines that have stopped responding.
This service also exists in Windows 10.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Hyper-V Heartbeat Service|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k ICService|
The Hyper-V Heartbeat Service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Hyper-V Heartbeat Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the vmicheartbeat service has failed to start.
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreHyperVHeartbeatServiceWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.
4. Restart the computer.
Note. Make sure that the
ICSvc.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.